AUTOCENTER Summer Academy in Berlin

Marc Bijl working outdoors, ACSA 2013. Image courtesy of AUTOCENTER.

Summer Academy in Berlin: last call for applications

Extended application deadline: May 5, 2014

AUTOCENTER Summer Academy (ACSA)
Space for Contemporary Art
Maik Schierloh + Joep van Liefland
Leipziger Str. 56
10117 Berlin

T +49 30 206 32 622
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Four weeks—nine courses—130 guests—one Berlin

Week one, June 30–July 5
Class 1: Carsten Nicolai
Class 2: Alexandra Leykauf
Tour: Nina Tabassomi
Lectures: Marcus Steinweg, Sven Lütticken

Week two, July 7–July 12
Class 1: Eva Berendes
Class 2: Gregor Hildebrandt
Tour: Jan Sauerwald
Lectures: Kolja Reichert, Uta Grosenick

Week two/three, July 7–July 19
Theory course: Jennifer Allen and Thibaut de Ruyter
Tours: Jan Sauerwald, Samuel Leuenberger
Lectures: Kolja Reichert, Uta Grosenick, Kasper König (tbc), Johan Holten

Week three, July 14–July 19
Class 1: Michael E. Smith
Class 2: Yngve Holen
Tour: Samuel Leuenberger
Lectures: Kasper König (tbc), Johan Holten

Week four, July 21–July 26
Class 1: Via Lewandowsky
Class 2: Friederike Feldmann
Tour: Jan Kage
Lectures: Ariane Beyn, Alexis Zavialoff

AUTOCENTER Summer Academy—ACSA 2014 will take place in the renowned Berlin exhibition space AUTOCENTER, in the very heart of Berlin. AUTOCENTER is characterized by its autonomy, openness and its workshop attitude—a crucial premise for setting up new formats of artistic exchange that is invaluable for young artists.

This year's ACSA program will offer participants a rich combination of practical and theoretical knowledge in a wonderful atmosphere and setting. This program fosters personal encounters and discussions with a wide selection of international experts drawn from all fields of the arts. In addition, the ACSA will provide manifold insights into the art world, its institutions and its discourses. For ACSA 2014, an exciting four-week program has been drawn up. Participants can choose how long they wish to attend, selecting from one of two weekly classes. Each intensive course is designed and lead by major international artists. In each week-long course, 15 participants will have the opportunity to develop their artistic practice and theory whilst interacting with their teacher—at the same time immersing themselves in one of the most exciting city art scenes in the world. In addition to the classes, each week's schedule includes three lectures and an art tour in the company of experts, journalists, collectors and curators. The guided tours will enable visits to studios, galleries and art institutions and to the various other stunning sites Berlin has to offer. At the end of every week, on Saturday evening a public presentation will be held in AUTOCENTER.

We are excited to announce that for the first time we will offer a two-week theory class (second and third week) this year. This course will be run by critic and author Jennifer Allen and architect and critic Thibaut de Ruyter. Together with up to 12 participants this course will delve into theory, history and the actual process of exhibition making.

In the spirit of AUTOCENTER's practice we aim to lower the tuition of our AUTOCENTER Summer Academy (ACSA 2014) for all students as much as possible! We wish our program could be free but there are some unavoidable expenses and we did not receive any crucial funding from the government this year; the crowd-funding campaign can be found here.

For more information on the program, the professors and the ACSA history please go to